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Work/life balance depends on your manager, your manager will probably change many times

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Associate Vendor Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Associate Vendor Manager in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (less than an year)

Pros

• Great customer focus, makes it worth building/optimizing customer-facing experiences
• The company encourages moving around every 18-24 months, so the exposure to variety is great if you can survive the demanding work environment
• It seems to be widely known that this is a harsh working environment so it speaks to your dedication and skill level to work here for any extended period of time.

Cons

• Work/life balance
- Promotion (dedicate your days, nights and weekends)
- Maintain your level (have solid wins, be ready to push back in order to get a better work/life balance)
- Squeeze by (you'll probably get fired fairly quickly)

• Even high performers get screwed on promotions and compensation, your offer pretty much explains exactly what you will be paid over the first 4 years

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The stock can't get people here forever; work on surveying your employees to find out what they really value and start offering that.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great for your Resume

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - User Experience Design Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - User Experience Design Intern in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Amazon.com as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working at Amazon was a great introduction to corporate culture. There were some great designers to learn from. Having experience at Amazon, even as an intern, looks impressive on a resume and will help you find employment in the future.

    Cons

    I don't agree with Amazon's values (poor working conditions in warehouses, tax evasion, etc.).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work hard(er), have (some) fun, make history.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Safety
    Current Employee - Safety

    I have been working at Amazon.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay. You are well compensated for your time while hourly, but once crossing the bridge to salaried...
    stocks. Variable compensation bonus (monthly or quarterly) . You will work hard, but its challenging/interesting work.

    Cons

    work. life. balance. Have a kid? be prepared not to see them. Same for a spouse. Once you are a level 4 (area manager and up) prepared to work from home answering emails almost constantly. Its a fine fit for someone young/single but beyond that, the hours 50-55 regularly, 70-80 during "peak" if not more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance the work loads better by hiring more staff. Standard work is a buzz word we throw about constatly, but its not practiced from building to building and shift to shift.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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